Tudeh Party of Iran, The statement on the dangerous consequences of the US withdrawal from JCPoA agreement for world peace -20 May 2018, Athens

5/25/18, 6:29 PM
  • Iran, Tudeh Party of Iran En Asia Communist and workers' parties

We, the undersigned Communist and Workers parties, condemn the decision of the Trump administration - in complete contravention of world public opinion - in taking the USA out of the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPoA) agreement with Iran, and the dangerous consequences this now has.

The United States’ withdrawal on 8 May 2018 from the JCPoA agreement - signed between the five Security Council Permanent members plus Germany (P5+1) and Iran - has significantly increased tension in the region and has raised the threat of a new devastating war in the Middle East.

We also condemn the re-imposition of economic and banking/monetary sanctions on Iran, which would constitute an illegal violation of an international agreement ratified by the UN Security Council. Both the UN and the IAEA have criticised the US withdrawal and have confirmed that the Iranian side has fulfilled all its obligations under the JCPoA.

The actions and policies of the US administration in relation to Iran have been - and continue to be - coordinated with those of the governments of Israel and Saudi Arabia. The recent military aggression against Syria, including the aerial bombings carried out by Israeli forces, has intensified the possibility of all-out war.

We, the undersigned parties, are concerned that if the current course of the escalation of aggression by USA and its allies in the Middle East is not curtailed and reversed immediately then the potential for a new disastrous war, with unpredictable consequences for peace and stability in the region, is real and huge.

Our parties strongly condemn any military attack on Iran and/or use of economic sanctions as a means of starving the people of that country into submission. We further believe that these actions will have a disastrous impact upon the continuing struggle of the Iranian people for peace, sovereignty, social justice, as well as human and democratic rights.

The future of Iran and its political system is a matter of concern for the Iranian people and them alone - and they reject foreign intervention in their country under any pretext.

The signatory parties to this statement call on all forces campaigning for peace and disarmament globally to condemn the politics of confrontation of the US administration and its Israeli allies which are contrary to the UN Charter. They should campaign to ensure that no government in the world supports any sanctions against Iran and do not succumb to US pressure.


The list of parties that have Supported the statement:(The list is open for further signatures)


  1. Communist Party of Albania
  2. PADS (Algeria)
  3. Communist Party of Azerbaijan
  4. Communist Party of Austria
  5. Party of Labour of Austria
  6. Communist Party of Australia
  7. Communist Party of Bangladesh
  8. Workers Party of Belgium
  9. Communist Party of Brazil 
  10. Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia (Czech Republic)
  11. Communist Party of Britain
  12. Communist Party of Canada
  13. Socialist Workers’ Party of Croatia
  14. AKEL of Cyprus
  15. Communist Party in Denmark
  16. Communist Party of Denmark
  17. Egyptian Communist Party
  18. Communist Party of Estonia
  19. French Communist Party
  20. Communist Party of Finland
  21. German Communist Party
  22. Communist Party of Greece
  23. Hungarian Workers Party
  24. Communist Party of India
  25. Communist Party of India (Marxist)
  26. Tudeh Party of Iran
  27. Iraqi Communist Party
  28. Communist Party of Kurdistan-Iraq
  29. Communist Party of Ireland
  30. Workers Party of Ireland 
  31. Communist Party of Israel
  32. Communist Party, Italy
  33. Communist Refoundation Party, Italy
  34. Jordanian Communist Party
  35. Social Movement of Kazakhstan 
  36. Lebanese Communist Party
  37. Communist Party of Mexico
  38. New Communist Party of Netherlands
  39. Communist Party of Norway
  40. Communist Party of Pakistan
  41. Peoples’ Party of Palestine
  42. Palestinian Communist Party
  43. Philippines Communist Party [PKP-1930]
  44. Communist Party of Poland
  45. Portuguese Communist Party
  46. Romanian Socialist Party
  47. Communist Party of Russian Federation
  48. Union of Communist Parties - CPSU
  49. Russian Communist Workers Party
  50. New Communist Party of Yugoslavia
  51. South African Communist Party
  52. Communist Party of Spain
  53. Communist Party of peoples of Spain
  54. Communist Party of Sweden
  55. Syrian Communist Party
  56. Syrian Communist Party [Unified]
  57. Sudanese Communist Party
  58. Communist Party of Turkey
  59. Communist Party of Ukraine
  60. Communist Party USA 
  61. Communist Party of Venezuela